Nitrous oxide sedation for a relaxing and pleasant experience in the dental chair

If you’re anxious about your upcoming dental appointment, you may consider nitrous oxide sedation. It’s one of the most popular types of sedation for dental procedures because it’s safe and effective. Dr. Chris Elliott and his team at Weatherford Advanced Dentistry provide IV sedation for patients that might feel uneasy about visiting the dentist’s chair.

What can I expect with my nitrous oxide sedation appointment?

Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas you breathe in through a nasal mask during your procedure. It will help you feel more relaxed during your process. You may feel lightheaded or even sleepy, but you’ll still be able to respond to Dr. Elliott’s instructions. The effects of the nitrous oxide gas wear off quickly after the team administers oxygen at the end of the procedure, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home–or back to work–after your appointment.

What are other methods of sedation available?

In addition to nitrous oxide sedation, Weatherford Advanced Dentistry is also pleased to provide IV sedation, which may be better for patients with more severe dental anxiety. Laughing gas is best for patients who have mild to moderate anxiety that can be handled appropriately with this method. IV sedation does require more preparation, as well as transportation arrangements. Learning more about you and your level of anxiety is the best way to determine the type of sedation right for you. This is discussed at the initial evaluation and consultation appointment with Dr. Elliott.

What are the benefits of using nitrous oxide sedation?

  • You’ll feel more relaxed during your procedure.
  • The direct effects of nitrous oxide gas wear off quickly after the team administers oxygen at the end of the procedure.
  • Nitrous oxide gas is one of the safest and most effective sedation methods for dental procedures.
  • You can use your own transportation.

Find out if you are a proper candidate for sedation dentistry!

If you’re considering nitrous oxide sedation for your upcoming dental appointment, talk to Dr. Chris Elliott about whether it’s right for you! Call (817) 753-1470 to schedule a visit at 181 East BB Fielder Road, Suite #200.